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Ogema man in court for drugs
House arrest for Frazee woman convicted on card fraud charge
County commissioners opt not to raise salary
Child care, home health scam bilks state of $4M, prosecutor says
Suspect shot after killing at Maple Grove rest stop
WRESTLING: Cass Lake preps for 13th annual Big Bear Tournament
Hockey Section Standings
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Laker Dance Youth Clinic January 19
Bombers defend home turf in sweep of Knights
Christmas Schedule of Services
Trio of unique foods make perfect small gifts
Maximum earnings taxed under Social Security is set at $118,500 for 2015
Lake Park-Audubon Honor Roll
Can’t find the perfect toy? Make your own
Friends & Neighbors
Essentia gives Wolf Lake Rescue a gift
Dept of Revenue wins improvement award
Minnesotans saving big coin with gas dip
New agent joins Jack Chiver Realty team
Fired up for hot yoga
Sawyer Brown bringing Christmas spirit to Shooting Star this Friday
Longest Night Music Fest set this Sunday in NYM
‘The Classic Nutcracker’ coming to NDSU’s Reineke Festival Hall
Dylan to release his version of classic Sinatra songs on Feb. 3
LARL’s ‘Hot Reads for Cold Nights’ reading program begins Jan. 2
Man versus the machine
Leading on cancer awareness
Letter: Congress shouldn’t cut retirees’ pensions
Letter: Christmas dreaming for a bright future with WCI
Don’t get a DWI for Christmas
Don’t eat venison? Try these delicious recipes
Modern electronics can help locate fish
The Red River Valley is a special natural place
Prevent deer from being winter pests
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
Gay men say rule against donating blood ‘an unnecessary double standard’
MOORHEAD, Minn. – All through high school, college and his first years of teaching, Paul Hindemith donated blood about four times a year. When he announced he was gay at age 26, though, his life as a donor came to an abrupt halt. “In the last 12 years, that’s a lot of...
12 hours 39 min ago
December 15, 2014
A quick study of children’s toys and bacteria
FARGO -- When kids are covered in food, grime and other assorted sticky stuff, their toys and gadgets inevitably become covered in those substances, too. To illustrate just how dirty kids’ toys can be, Birgit Pruess, North Dakota State University Department of Veterinary and...
December 15, 2014 - 10:18am
December 12, 2014
Severe flu strain widespread in state, officials say
ST. PAUL -- The flu is beginning to show up in force in St. Paul and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan elementary schools. And within the past week, it has moved from geographically “regional” to “widespread” across Minnesota. Minnesota Health Department epidemiologist Melissa...
December 12, 2014 - 8:30am
December 10, 2014
Germ-fighting shields add to smartphone protection
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- With smartphones being placed on countless surfaces, passed hand to hand and even taken on visits to a certain porcelain...
December 10, 2014 - 8:23am
December 8, 2014
Rural health solution? Find new ideas
MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps some rural hospitals could just provide emergency room services, and drop full hospital services. Maybe medical schools could recruit more rural students and government could increase money available to forgive student loans to people who practice in rural...
December 8, 2014 - 8:00am
December 7, 2014
Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning
Wednesday night, two family members near Duluth died and two were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, it’s not that uncommon of an occurrence in the colder months. It’s an occurrence that Detroit Lakes resident Kathy Larson knows a little too well. In...
news / Detroit Lakes
December 7, 2014 - 11:00am
Flu shot only 50% effective this year
The influenza front remains quiet in the Detroit Lakes area these days, with just one confirmed Influenza A case over at Sanford Health and only a couple over at Essentia Health. This obvious good news comes as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control releases a little bad news, that...
December 7, 2014 - 10:30am
December 4, 2014
Going to a hospital is safer now
Going to a hospital is getting safer: The chances that U.S. patients would pick up infections, get the wrong drug or dose, or be hurt in other ways, ranging from falls to bed sores, fell 17 percent between 2010 and 2013. But there is still a lot of room for improvement. A progress...
opinion / editorials
December 4, 2014 - 1:30pm
December 2, 2014
Familiar tunes can cut dementia’s fog, spark memories
A circle of women, all faced with some form of dementia, sat waiting in a room flooded with morning light. One lady drooped in her wheelchair, still waking up. Another lady, upset for some reason, made rude comments to a nurse. A handful chatted among themselves – sometimes lucidly,...
December 2, 2014 - 12:37pm
Moorhead’s selection as medical marijuana distribution site ‘fantastic’ news for area family
Moorhead will likely be one of eight Minnesota cities where medical marijuana will be sold to patients with certain ailments, starting as soon as July. That’s fantastic news for Amber and Paul Solum of Moorhead. Their 13-year-old son, Brett, has 45 to 100 epileptic seizures...
December 2, 2014 - 8:33am
Study fails to pinpoint source of mining health risks
HIBBING, Minn. — A nearly $5 million, five-year effort to find out why so many Iron Range residents are dying from a rare lung disease has traced the deaths to the taconite industry but stops short of finding a precise source of the problem. The final report of the University...
December 2, 2014 - 7:41am
November 25, 2014
Lawmaker says consultant should repay MNsure fee
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state lawmaker is asking the state attorney general to pursue recovery of money paid to controversial economist Jonathan Gruber for work he did to help set up Minnesota’s health care exchange. Gruber, an economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
November 25, 2014 - 7:58am
November 24, 2014
Local experts weigh the dangers, benefits of self-diagnosis
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Feeling fatigued? Maybe it’s cancer, anemia, diabetes or imminent death. Or maybe it’s not. Whether it’s a nagging cough or strange stomach problem, many turn to WebMD, Mayo Clinic or other online sites to dissect the cause of the symptom. Nearly every...
November 24, 2014 - 8:13am
Nike+ Running app a useful tool for tracking mileage while walking or running
FARGO, N.D. – Last year I became involved with a fitness program that required me to log the number of miles I walked. Someone recommended the Nike+ Running app and I’ve found it’s an easy, convenient way to track mileage. It also seems to be pretty accurate. The free...
November 24, 2014 - 7:30am
November 21, 2014
Twin Cities Ebola-care team leaves for Liberia
MINNEAPOLIS -- An 11-member team of medical professionals left the Twin Cities on Thursday for Ebola-stricken Liberia. The group, sponsored by the American Refugee Committee, included eight registered nurses, two doctors and one physician assistant. Four are Liberian-Americans,...
November 21, 2014 - 11:00am